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Poster: Fireshiata Date: Nov 3, 2003 7:29am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Bell Telephone Science Films?

When I was in grade school, during the early sixties, we used to watch Science and Biology films that were sponsored by the Bell Telephone Company. My favorite was one about blood and the human heart , called "Hemo The Magnificent". They were a mixture of live action and animation, with frequent interaction between the two. The films were usually hosted by a balding "scientist" in black glasses. I live(d) in Connecticut, and am not sure if these films were only circulated in the immediate region. Any idea where I might find these?

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Poster: TSmith Date: Jun 8, 2004 11:57pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Bell Telephone Science Films?

I found this thread by searching for "Hemo the Magnificent". Unfortunately, the videos are no longer available. Now, "Hemo" and "Unchained Goddess" are double featured on one DVD and "Mr. Sun" and "Strange Case of Cosmic Rays" are on another. The remainder have no Frank Capra connection and are no longer available. Image Entertainment now has the rights to the Capra sets. I've been told by Rhino, who had the VHS tapes, that the other VHSs are sitting on pallets in their warehouse. They are "reluctant" to sell them due to copyright, so are available to no one.

As an added interst, Disney now has available the "Man in Space" series as well as, "Our Friend the Atom". I have used "Atom" on 16mm for years in science classes. Quite brilliant!


Both are available from www.wonderworkshops.com.

Thank you!

Tom

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Nov 3, 2003 2:09pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Bell Telephone Science Films?

Image Entertainment just released these on DVD.

Our Mr. Sun/Strange Case of Cosmic Rays (1957)
Hemo the Magnificent / Unchained Goddess (1958)

The others are on VHS tape available from Rhino.

All of them can be purchased on from Amazon, etc.

Skip

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Poster: Fireshiata Date: Nov 5, 2003 11:55am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Bell Telephone Science Films?

oh, thankyou-thankyou-thankyou !!! I definitely remember "Our Mr.Sun". I've spent years trying to find a copy of 'Hemo'. Thanx again.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: Nov 10, 2003 7:23am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Bell Telephone Science Films?

There's quite an interesting chapter on the history of these films and their producer, Frank Capra, in James Gilbert's book Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of Science (The University of Chicago Press, 1997). The book also contains information on fhe Moody Institute of Science films. Just discovered this source last week, wish I'd found it a long time ago.